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Renew your BNIA membership for 2021

You can save $5 off your BNIA full membership renewal for 2021 by going online today and paying before the end of the year. The early bird rate for full members is now $75, but it will go up to the regular $80 rate on Jan. 1. (Associate members can renew for $30 at any time.) NEW: Membership renewal ...

Total Fire Ban: No fires, no fireworks, no exceptions

July 8, 2020 A reminder that a total fire ban remains in effect in the Township of the Archipelago. There were a few campfires set in Bayfield last weekend; please let family, friends and tenants know that the risk is EXTREME and that all open burning is prohibited. No fires, no fireworks, no exceptions. ...

June 21 Large Item Disposal Day cancelled, and other Township news

June 12, 2020 We periodically pass on updates from our Township, especially as they relate to cottagers. Please take note of the following changes and cancellations around waste disposal. June 21 Large Item Disposal at Bayfield is cancelled The Township normally schedules two Large Item Disposal Days ...

COVID-19 Update: BNIA gatherings and events cancelled for this summer

May 29, 2020 In these unprecedented and trying times good news is infrequent. Unfortunately, the BNIA board has decided that we must cancel all summer activities that involve sizeable gatherings and make social distancing difficult, if not impossible.  Consequently, I regret to inform you that ...

COVID-19 Update: Ontario marinas open for cottagers, with safety provisions

May 15, 2020 There’s been a flurry of Ontario government announcements over the past week with respect to marina openings, and access to marinas for seasonal cottagers and recreational users. Here’s a summary. Late on Friday, May 8, the Ontario government made a significant change to its essential ...

COVID-19 Update: Marinas can prepare for summer, but are not yet open to the public

May 4, 2020 The Ontario government announced on May 1 that certain businesses and workplaces, including marinas, could reopen to prepare for the summer season on May 4, as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Of particular interest to ...

COVID-19 Update: Ontario emergency extended to May 12 at least

April 15, 2020 Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced on April 14 that the province will remain in a state of emergency for another month.  All non-essential businesses are to stay closed. This means all marinas are closed until May 12, at which time the situation will again be evaluated.  ...

COVID-19 Update: Our marinas must comply with closures

April 12, 2020 We are all in this Covid-19 crisis together, and the Province has made an Order that has resulted in many measures to protect our health and well-being, including the mandatory closures of recreational facilities and, specifically, marinas, province wide. Until the Province lifts or amends ...

COVID-19 Update: Let’s pull together

April 11, 2020 The following notices concerning COVID-19 were received from Maryann Weaver, Emergency Information Officer for the Township of The Archipelago.  We are passing them along for your information and guidance. 1.  April 2 MNRF Declaration of Restricted Fire Zone2.  April 7 ...

Township issues warning for Pointe au Baril public tap

The Township of the Archipelago issued a stern warning for users of the public water tap at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre today, March 26. Hours of access to the tap will be restricted as follows, due to the Covid-19 pandemic: Monday to Friday, noon to 4 pm only. As well, the Township urged residents ...